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Delhi violence: Toll touches 20, Kejriwal asks Shah to deploy Army

26-02-2020

New Delhi, The number of deaths in the ongoing violence in northeast Delhi has mounted to 20 on Wednesday, according to GTB hospital authorities. A total of 189 people including civilians and police personnel were injured in past 48 hours during the violence which erupted in northeast Delhi, following clashes between supporters and protesters of Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA). Meanwhile, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has written to Home Minister Amit Shah seeking deployment of the Army.

Taking to twitter Mr Kejriwal said, "I have been in touch wid large no of people whole nite. Situation alarming. Police, despite all its efforts, unable to control situation and instil confidence Army shud be called in and curfew imposed in rest of affected areas immediately Am writing to Hon'ble HM to this effect." Fresh clashes and stone pelting were reported in Chand Bagh area of northeast Delhi on Tuesday evening. National Security Advisor Ajit Doval is likely to visit the violence-hit areas today.

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